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Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea

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Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town.

At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.

In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.

Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.

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  •   Very historical! Some great views. Absolutely a great place to get history. Very well maintained grounds. Absolutely beautiful! Will leave you speechless! Nice gift shop too and prices are good and in US Curency

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    6/08/2019

      Loved this historical site. The building was well preserved and the grounds were striking ( you can see why they built the house there ) We took the guided tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. The rum tasting was well worth it ! The...More

    thumb Islandbrother
    8/27/2018

      My husband and I stopped at Pedro St James for a couple hours one morning to learn about the history of the island. We opted for the self-guided tour, which did not leave us wanting for information as there are signs throughout the main house...More

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    3/20/2019
  •   Well worth the trip especially if you are lucky enough to get Stacy to guide you. This elderly gentleman is a descendant of the man who built the original house in 1780. His presentation is both detailed and personal.

    thumb John F
    12/06/2018

      My sister and I were able to tour the grounds and enjoy a wonderful presentation in their theater sharing all the background & history of these families & this place. During our rum tasting, we were given the history of how the rum is made...More

    thumb Karen J
    4/08/2019

      Stacy, a docent, is a hidden treasure at the Pedro St. James. He’s related to the founding family, The Edens, and a wealth of knowledge as a result. He’s a wonderful storyteller and shares many of the little known secrets about this National Historic Site....More

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    8/06/2019
  •   We stopped at Pedro St. James on our way to Rum Point. It was an interesting stop with lots of information about the history of the house and area. There was also a "multimedia show" that was worth watching (about 25 mins long) but it...More

    thumb SoftwareGeek12
    10/26/2018

      Debbie Bodden took us on a tour of the house that lasted about an hour I think. It was not very busy. The tour of the residence, ground and museum was interesting but more so was the concise history of island and its residents. So...More

    thumb BN372
    1/09/2019

      Yes, this is interesting from historical perspective. If you have a decent guide, who does not rush you, so that you can do more shopping. And who you can understand. If you are on Cayman Islands for a day - go do something on the...More

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    4/10/2019
  •   Trisha our guide was wonderful. (Make sure you ask about local places for lunch and dinner!) She gave us much more than we could ask for with regard to the flavor and history of Grand Cayman and its people. She also spoke about the local...More

    thumb smalewsk
    8/26/2018

      Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Pedro Saint James. Miss Trisha, our tour guide, is a jewel and so knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Cayman Islands. The theater show is sophisticated and multi-dimensional. Well done my Cayman friends!

    thumb caroline2372017
    1/27/2019

      We went here for the first time and it was nice and great for a little bit of history of Cayman Islands. First you see a little theater movie, then you tour the grounds and castle. Also there’s a rum bar with local made rum...More

    thumb Jessica M
    5/18/2018
  •   Fantastic location and clever presentation led by Stacy, our wonderful guide who knew generations who lived here. Take the tour. Starting with audio visual, raining on the tin roof, lightning and storm to vibrant history, it sets the scene. Then explore the grand house, verandah,...More

    thumb Susan C
    4/04/2019

      We booked our tour from the reef hotel and had a great driver pick us up to Pedro saint James. We learned the history of caymans with a show and from our great tour guide Stacy. He had so much knowledge because his family were...More

    thumb James C
    7/31/2018

      Ms. Trisha did an outstanding tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about St. Pedro, and the Caymans and their culture. She really took time to answer all our questions. We highly recommend the guided tour with Trisha...she was the best EVER! Terri and Dave

    thumb Terrisue60
    8/30/2019
  •   We enjoyed reading about the history of the Island of Grand Cayman and about the families that occupied this castle. Well worth the visit and price.

    thumb Pam M
    4/23/2018

      We arrived an hour before closing time and chose to do the self guided tour. What a wonderful historic site! Stacy, one of the guides, met us at the movie house and took us through the photo displays to give us a better grasp of...More

    thumb mamatou50
    4/26/2018

      A few years ago I was staying at Rum Point for 7 days. I decided to go to Pedro St James. I really enjoyed the movie and the history. Once I went onto the grounds and I saw that Gazebo my heart melted. I stood...More

    thumb JAllgood
    8/08/2018
  •   I enjoy learning about the local culture when we travel. This was a great museum/historical home we toured around. You start with a 20 minute film and then can tour the grounds. Afterwards, you can pop into their bar onsite and have a rum tasting!...More

    thumb bkdj96
    3/19/2019

      If you love history, you'll enjoy going into this beautiful old home and the other structures on the grounds. The coolest thing about it was that few things were off limits the way they usually are, so you could touch part of history!

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    6/05/2019

      We loved our stop here and wish we'd had more time to explore. The interactive show really helps to set the story about the property and our tour guide, Trish, was fantastic. The grounds are beautiful and it's easy to see why they end of...More

    thumb BMart4
    2/13/2019
  •   If there is one out of a few places in Cayman I would recommend it is Pedro St. James. There is so much history and to me is one of the key places to visit if you ever want to know about The Cayman Islands

    thumb TashaeL99
    2/02/2019

      Enjoyed the film first to be educated on the Cayman Island history, much of it involved this house and its occupants. The home itself has been totally rebuilt, furnishings are all authentic. To tour everything takes a minimum of 2 hours. Nice not to rush...More

    thumb Jennifer T
    1/20/2019

      This place is located in a beautiful spot. There is a guided tour and a multimedia video presentation plus you can wander the grounds which are beautiful. We ended our history lesson with a lesson at the bar where you can taste a flight of...More

    thumb Rhonda H
    5/02/2018
  •   It was interesting to see all the Mahogany furniture and floors in the house. It is being kept up very well. The grounds are lovely. The informative video was good, narrated well. Others have explained it in detail so I wont go on but definitely...More

    thumb Hilary B
    3/25/2019

      One of the main sites to visit in the area. Very informative guide to site starting with an audio-visual presentation. Then walk round house (18th century plantation house that went on to serve as the meeting place for the islands first elected parliment) and grounds....More

    thumb PhilipLeic
    5/21/2018

      tour was very educational about history of the island and government. There is an on site rum tasting tour for 5$ and there is one rum '1780' that is only available here that is the best one I have ever tasted...ever.

    thumb jaeger68
    8/26/2018
  •   We recently visited Pedro St. James National Historic Site.via Webster Tours. It was very insightful. Stacy was our tour guide and he was really passionate about Cayman history and in particular this historic site. Highly recommend visiting this place.

    thumb SpecialK268
    10/27/2018

      Hands down this is a place you will not want to miss! Thoroughly enjoyed the site and all the history of the island! You must ask for Trisha as your tour guide!! We could have stayed and listened to her all day!! She is for...More

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    11/02/2018

      We visited Georgetown for the day off of the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas. The normal touristy ventures were available but we wanted to see the island in general. I read about the Pedro St James from articles that I brought up on the...More

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    2/04/2004

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CONTACT

305 Savannah Pedro Castle Rd.
Grand Cayman
KY1-1501 Cayman Islands
tel: (345) 947-3329
email: info@pedrostjames.ky

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